The decision to nominate Venkaiah Naidu was taken at today’s parliamentary board meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Naidu’s statements come at a time when a spate of farmers suicides have rocked Indian polity and a number of agitations led by farmers are underway across various parts of the country.
No candidate’s names have been announced so far by the ruling party or the opposition.
The newly formed committee by Amit Shah will carry out consultations with the NDA and the opposition on the matter and try to come to a consensus.
Three documentaries on the 2016 JNU protests, the unrest in Kashmir and the suicide of Rohith Vemula were denied permission to be screened.
The three-member committee will consult with allies and the opposition to pick Pranab Mukherjee’s successor.
In the current Lok Sabha, 18% of Adityanath’s debates have focussed on Hindu issues, including cow slaughter, enforcing a uniform civil code and protection of Hindu pilgrims.
State BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and Lucknow mayor Dinesh Sharma will be deputy chief ministers.
The opposition must build an alternative model that addresses the issues of governance and corruption along with the promise of a more prosperous future.
As part of a trial run of the smart cities initiative, the middle and inner circle of Connaught Place will be made vehicle-free for three months.
“When a war is taking place, you have someone doing a drama with that country, that is not expected,” Naidu said.
Recommendations include creating a short promotional film every 15 days, highlighting the achievements of the Centre, and giving selected journalists “exclusive” news stories.